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The members of Girl Scout Troop 713 in Elizabethtown have been busy assisting Santa with his duties. The group recently learned of children in need of a wonderful Christmas Elf through the Elf Angel Organization started by Debbie Heustess of Clarkton! They picked a child and shopping they went.

“They each gave from the heart and made us so proud to be giving to their community in need! They filled a sleigh full of goodies!! Way to go girls!,” said one of the troop’s leaders, Ashley Marlowe.

The troop is also led by Amanda link. This group is a mix of both Daisy and Brownie ages ranging from Kindergarten to 2nd grade.

Pictured from left to right front row and second row:

Emily Campbell, Laikyn Rogerson, Ayden Chadwick, Josi Ward. Second row Peyton Link, Emmie Marlowe, Addi Link, Keira Dowless, Alyssa McQueen, Ellie Wilkins, Ava Duncan, Kennedy Merritt, Karlen Greene and Alora Beard.